Kendrick Lamar Became First Hip-Hop Artist to Win Pulitzer Prize for Music
The Hollywood Reporter noted that the rapper won the award for his work done on his DAMN. album. The Pulitzer board indicated that Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. album was a “virtuosic song collection,” and that it captures “the modern African-American life.”
Along with winning the Pulitzer Prize, Kendrick Lamar will be awarded $15,000.